WPP-CW: Geist writing workshops at the Listel Hotel

The Geist Poetry Workout

A workshop to strengthen your poetic muscles! Poets Elizabeth Bachinsky and Gillian Jerome will put you through your poetic paces in a sweaty, fun-filled three-hour session. Eat a hearty breakfast beforehand because you’re gonna need all the energy you can muster.

Ten exercises. Ten poems. Three hours. Super fun. Wear a sweatband.

(We’re not kidding!)

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of three collections of poetry, Curio (BookThug, 2005), Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood, 2006), and God of Missed Connections (Nightwood, 2009). Her work was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2006 and the Bronwen Wallace Award in 2004 and has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and on film in Canada, the United States, France, Ireland, England, and China. She is an instructor of creative writing at Douglas College in New Westminster where she is Poetry Editor for Event magazine. Read her work in Geist.

Gillian Jerome’s first book of poems will be published by Nightwood Editions this fall. Her writing has been published in Geist, Grain, Canadian Literature, Colorado Review and other publications in the U.S. and Canada. Her first book of non-fiction, Hope In Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, co-edited with Brad Cran, won the City of Vancouver Book Award and has just been nominated for the B.C. Book Award Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for Non-Fiction. She teaches English at UBC and poetry to children as often as possible. Read her work in Geist.

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 1–4 p.m.
Listel Hotel
1300 Robson St., Vancouver
For more information call 604-681-9161 or visit Geist.com

The Art of the Short Review

A hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to write what they think—in as few words as possible. Patty Osborne, a regular contributor to Endnotes, will lead participants through the process of honing in on what needs to be said in a short review and what is the best way to say it.

Bring along a book you want to review, a pen or pencil and a pad of paper. By the end of the workshop you will have written a short review!

Sunday, September 20, 1–4:30 p.m.
Listel Hotel
1300 Robson St., Vancouver
For more information call 604-681-9161 or visit Geist.com

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